Redness / Sensitivity
If you’re prone to redness, you may have sensitive skin, which is a genetic condition, or you could have sensitized skin caused by exposure to pollution, stress, chemicals, allergens, or dehydration.
Regardless of whether you have sensitive skin or sensitized skin, the common thread between both conditions is inflammation.
Recent studies reveal that combining specific active botanicals (e.g. ginger and oat kernel) can help control inflammation, irritation, and redness.
S E N S I T I V E
S K I N
Sensitive skin is increasingly common.
We are constantly bombarded by environmental stimuli, stress, sun exposure, and other unhealthy elements.
Sensitive skin is a condition, but it is also genetically predisposed.
Sensitive skin is characterized by fragile, thin skin and redness.
Northern European descendants tend to have fair, light-colored skin that is thinner and more sensitive.
It flushes easily and may appear red due to the blood flow being closer to the surface.
Individuals with darker skin can also have naturally sensitive skin, but it is no as visible.
Sensitive skin is easily irritated by products and by exposure to heat or sun.
Telangiectasia, or couperose skin conditions, which appear as red, distended capillaries, are noticeable on sensitive skin.
Rosacea and vascular conditions are more common with this type of skin.
Sometimes these conditions may be a protective visible reaction to let us know something is irritating our skin.
Fragile or thin skin can also be the result of age or medications.
Anyone's skin can become reactive and sensitized from exposure to things
such as chemicals, harsh products, heat, or even chapping from cold weather.
Sensitive or sensitized skin can be difficult to treat
because of its low tolerance to products and stimulation.
A irritating products and procedures.
For example, excessive rubbing, heat, exfoliation,
or extractions can cause damage and increase redness.
Sensitive skin needs to be treated very gently with nonirritating, calming products.
Many companies have product lines designed specifically for sensitive skin.
It is important to find out what is causing sensitive conditions by completing a thorough skin analysis.
It is a natural part of their skin condition or is it something else the client is exposed to?
Primarily treatments goals for sensitive skin are to soothe, calm, and protect.
D I D
Y O U K N O W ?
Inflammation can be caused by too much irritation from exfoliation
or other factors and lead to premature aging.
Stimulating the body's histamine activity that reacts to irritants and allergens
causes the enzyme collagenase to break down collagen
and the enzyme elastase to break down elastin.
Natural hydrators in the skin, such as HYALURONIC ACID, are also lost when the skin is excessively irritated.
Over-exfoliating can break down our natural protection and impede normal cellular functions.
This is an example of "too much of a good thing."